The circuit of the Lake of Banyoles, Catalonia’s largest lake, is one the area’s most popular walks for visitors and the inhabitants of Banyoles alike.
This route can be done with all the family and it is suitable for young children; there are places to stop and view the scenery and the fauna and flora, and you can also explore the different viewpoints and pools in the area.
The itinerary follows the perimeter of a lake environment considered to be one of Catalonia’s most outstanding protected natural areas, with exceptional geological, ecological, landscape and cultural value. In acknowledgement of its environmental importance, it has been protected within the Catalan Government’s Plan for Areas of Natural Interest (PEIN); it is also included in the List of Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance and is part of the Natura 2000 Network.
Circular, almost flat itinerary. It is an easy route and is equally enjoyable on bicycle or on foot. It is an ideal route for families.
- Distance: 6.5 km
- Approximate duration: 1 h